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This slot is based around one of the more well-known fairy tale characters, The Cheshire Cat. Developed by WMS Gaming, it features many of the beloved characters from the Alice in Wonderland tale. Plus, there is a main feature and two extra chance type mini features, which makes things interesting to say the least.
The Cheshire Cat is a 5-reel, 40 fixed pay line slot offering players an RTP of 95.54%. The game itself is set in the lush green surroundings of wonderland. There are lots of symbols relating to characters on the reels too and as they spin there is a jaunty little tune playing along to add a bit of atmosphere to the game. It sounds like it would be right at home in the movie and so fits really well.
Bet Amounts – Betting on The Cheshire Cat begins at 40p per spin and can be increased up to £100 per spin, so there is lots of variety for bet choices. To adjust your bet, you will see just to the right of the spin button the bet per line section. Amend this by using the symbols on either side to increase or decrease the bet per line, starting from 1p per line to £2.50 per line. As you amend this you will see your total bet changes below on the information line running across the bottom of the screen. Once you are happy with your total bet just hit spin to continue playing the game.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol is the Cheshire Cat game logo. It will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. The logo wild is also the highest paying symbol in the game offering x10, x50 and x500 your bet amount for landing x3, x4 or x5 symbols respectively.
Scatter Symbol – A wheel of fortune symbol forms your scatter in The Cheshire Cat. Landing three or more of these anywhere in view will trigger the bonus spins feature for you. Scatter wins are also in play here too, offering an extra win on top of your line bet. However, in this game scatter pays are only awarded for landing x4 or x5 scatters on the reels.
- 4 Scatter symbols in view awards x10 your bet amount as an extra win,
- 5 scatter symbols in view awards x50 your bet amount as an extra win.
Other Symbols – Higher paying symbols include the Cheshire Cat himself, Alice makes an appearance, the white rabbit, a slice of cake, the shrinking potion and the caterpillar. Lower paying symbols include the A, K, Q and J. All of which are brightly coloured with each one having a little design like a crown, diamond or flag to embellish it further.
Bonus Spins Feature – Having landed three or more of the wheel of fortune scatter on the reels, you will trigger the bonus spins. You will be awarded a number of spins which depend on the number of scatters in view when the feature triggered.
- 3 scatter symbols will award x5 bonus spins,
- 4 scatter symbols will award x10 bonus spins,
- 5 scatter symbols will award x20 bonus spins.
Before the spins begin though you will see the wheel of fortune descend and spin. This will decide how many sets of reels you will play on for the whole round. It will also decide how many reels on those sets will be turned completely wild. You can have up to a maximum of x4 reel sets and up to x4 reels on each set turned wild!
During the bonus spins there are x2 extra chance mini features to help things along for you. These are great additions especially as you can’t retrigger the bonus spins from within the round.
- Mystery Symbol – at the beginning of each spin during the bonus spins, one symbol is chosen at random as the mystery symbol. Once selected extra instances of that particular symbol will be added to the reels, to increase your chances of winning,
- Bonus Guarantee – this extra guarantees that you will end each feature with no less than x10 your bet amount as a win.
Overall the Cheshire Cat has a lot of potential, because base game wins came fast enough as did the scatters to enter the bonus spins. It has some well-drawn graphics, interesting features and a great tune playing along. All of this really ramps up the playability of this game, but our best advice would be to bet mid to low range. Why you ask? Well it may be tempting to bet higher to reap the potential rewards, but the feature triggers pretty much the same amount of times whether you are betting high or low. The wins come often enough that betting low will still improve your profitability when playing. Whilst the wins do come fast enough, there are periods when you are spinning non-winning reels and at £100 a pop that could soon eat into your balance. With the bonus guarantee, the extra wilds and extra reels sets in play during the bonus, everything is geared towards helping you land those wins. No wonder the Cheshire Cat always has that huge smile on his face!